History of Art: Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native North America

Course Description

This course is a general introduction to some of the many indigenous art traditions around the world, with emphasis placed upon traditional arts created for use in small-scale communities from the Americas, South Pacific region, and Africa. Diverse art forms covered will include sculpture, painting, performance, ceramics, textiles, and architecture from antiquity through the colonial period to the present. Topics addressing the religious, cultural, social, economic, and political contexts of the art, as well as the impact of colonialism and representations of indigenous arts in museums, will be explored. The course facilitates the comparison of arts from indigenous peoples to other world art traditions and assesses the contributions of indigenous arts in a global context.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
27623 INTL 22 60Z ······· TBA-TBA Catie Cadge-Moore ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2023-09-25 to 2023-12-15.
INTL D022.60Z: Fully ONLINE. This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading
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General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.

Limitations on Enrollment and Entrance Skills

Limitations on Enrollment
  • Not open to students with credit in the cross-listed course(s).
  • Also listed as ARTS D02J.
  • Cross Listed Course(s)

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